Hometown Series - Amanda of Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures

Happy Thursday everyone! Today is my Friday, yippe, thank you federal holiday which is tomorrow. Really, it is our Veterans who deserve our thanks since that is who the holiday is in honor of so lets al stop and thank them tomorrow. Today is another installment of From My Hometown to Yours and you have the pleasure of Amanda who writes Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures. She is always so sweet, I aways enjoy hearing from her and I really appreciate how genuine she is. So take me and all of us readers to your hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut!




Hello, henning love readers! I'm Amanda, and I blog at Simple Girl, Simple Pleasures. Meg is really awesome and has become a good friend of mine, so I am honored to be guest posting here. Now onto my hometown. I'm a New England girl and grew up in a lovely town called Greenwich, Conn. So let's begin!

If Meg came to visit, we would...start by getting breakfast at Upper Crust Bagel Company! You can't go wrong with one of their giant breakfast sandwiches, or the cinnamon sugar bagel (one of my favorites). 
If Meg came to visit, we would...pretend like we didn't just stuff ourselves silly and go for a long walk at Todd's Point, which is the local beach. There's a beautiful 3 mile walking/jogging/running loop. And on really clear days, you can see the New York City skyline. (And in the winter time, you can bring your dogs to play at the beach!)
If Meg came to visit, we would...have worked up an appetite, so it would be time for some very fresh French food at Meli Melo. They have a great collection of smoothies, crepes, and, my favorite, french onion soup. They also just added a patissiere, so now I can satisfy my French macaron cravings.
If Meg came to visit, we would...walk off our lunch and do some shopping on Greenwich Avenue. Unfortunately (or some might say fortunately), the "Avenue," as we locals call it, has turned into a Rodeo Drive-esque shopping experience. Kim Kardashian has even shopped here.
If Meg came to visit, we would...finish off our day with a delicious meal at Terra, an Italian restaurant. Their food is so fresh, and I have yet to have a bad meal. (You can see my post about a dinner date with my best friend at Terra, here.)

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Meg! And I hope that one day, you take a trip out to the East Coast! I have a guest bedroom with your name on it!

17 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh I just love Amanda! I want her to take me around her hometown :) All that food sounds yummy!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

this looks like a lovely place to visit! And the french food sounds amazing! I may or may not be drooling at my desk! Sign me up for some great shoppin! Happy Friday to you Meg!

Krysta said...

I've always wanted to visit Connecticut. Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Yummm the food sounds yummy! Great post :)

sherri lynn said...

Greenwich sounds like so much fun! I love all of the eating that was included in this post - that's definitely the best way to get to know a town! :)

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Umm, crepes will get me anywhere in the world. YUM!

birdie to be said...

Beautiful pictures!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

I'm loving this series. It's so fun to see the highlights of different towns. This post makes me want to visit Greenwich. It looks so lovely and fun!

Alisha said...

Greenwich sounds lovely! I want to go visit too :)

Great post, Amanda!
Happy Thursday, sweet friends!!
xoxo

Mandee said...

that all sounds so great! The crepes look delicious:) I love that you decided to take Meg for a run too, as I did when we talked about visiting Portland on Tuesday!! We know she loves to run.

Sunny & Star said...

Such lovely pictures. Oh and those crepes look so delicious.

Amanda said...

Thanks again for having me, Meg! You were so sweet with your introduction and I had a lot of fun writing this :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for making us CT natives proud with this post Amanda!!

Kristin said...

I totally want to visit now! Those crepes are calling my name!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i want to come visit!!!

Katie said...

Amanda! This is one fab post. I'm from CT and am looking forward to making a trip to that french restaurant!! :)

xoxo
Katie

REBrown said...

That crepe looks so good!